| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Roger Bart was born in Norwalk, Conn., on this date in 1962. This birthday guy won a Tony award for his portrayal of Snoopy in the Broadway production of "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown," but he may be more widely known for his...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:28 PM
STOWE, Vt. — The secret to happiness is perspective, and that's particularly true when skiing.
For instance, should you be intimately familiar with the mighty mountains of the American West, East Coast skiing might seem tame, if not short, icy and...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 8:21 AM
Some have suggested that there are two types of dessert-minded people — pie people and cake people. Pie is rustic and of the common folk, the thinking goes. Pie is a frugal way of making the most of some baking scraps and leftover fruit. Pie is soft...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:32 PM
For centuries, coastal communities in New England have relied upon a rich connection to the ocean and its bounty. Finfish such as cod and shad have supplied us with food, recreation and livelihoods for generations. At The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, one...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 9:59 AM
It is almidón sagrado, or "sacred starch," in the poetry of Dr. Marinaelo Medrano, author of the collection "Diosas de la Yuca" (Goddesses of the Yuca).
Yuca bears no resemblance to the similarly spelled, flowering desert plant called yucca, although...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Despite its humble strip mall setting on the Boston Post Road in Orange, Wasabi Japanese Restaurant, owned by Tom and Grace Ke, casts a long shadow. There are several Connecticut restaurants with Wasabi in their names, including a Wasabi in North...
| Feb 12, 2014
Hollywood has spent some time in Connecticut over the years. Some big box-office hits have been filmed here. Some flops have, too. But what has Connecticut looked like to movie goers?
Some movies shot and set here take a jaundiced look at Connecticut....
| Feb 14, 2014
| 4:03 PM
What's your line in the sand?
When do you finally say, "Enough," decide to sell your house, pack up your things and move your life to another state that offers more freedom and liberty?
For me and my family, the straw that broke the camel's back was...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 8:50 AM
Neighboring residents of a planned development that would build 204 single-family homes on 67 acres of undeveloped land in west Columbia are requesting that the developer reduce the density of the property.
The development, called Simpson Oaks, is a mix...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:30 PM
The chef's last name is familiar. Oak & Almond's executive chef Jeff Taibe is, indeed, the brother of Bill Taibe of The Whelk and Le Farm. Let's just get that out of the way. They are both chefs. They share an attractive, family resemblance (they have...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 4:33 PM
In the strait-laced Eisenhower 1950s, Dave Brubeck seemed, on one hand, deeply conventional. He didn't drink, smoke or take drugs. He favored expressions like "baloney!" and "you bet" over ruder alternatives. He had a prodigious work ethic that had been...